[plt-scheme] An Editors Tale

From: Tim Johnson (tim at johnsons-web.com)
Date: Mon Jan 26 14:41:39 EST 2004

* Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> [040126 10:16]:
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> On Jan 26, 2004, at 12:50 PM, Noel Welsh wrote:
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> >
> >--- Grant Miner <mine0057 at mrs.umn.edu> wrote:
> >>Obviously we need more man power, one
> >>way to get that is to
> >>get the Python programmers.  So we have a chicken
> >>and egg problem.
> >
> >Do you mean convert the Python programmers to Scheme?
> >That is certainly a noble goal ;-)
> Hey we put an entire Python-like language into DrScheme for that reason 
> and it didn't attract one Pythonista. (But I am not sure I want them 
> now that I understand that language better.)
   :-) I am not a python programmer, but I am a programmer who *does*
       program in python, as well as C/C++ and rebol. Because rebol seems
       to be the most influenced by lisp and scheme, I've been
       attracted to scheme.... and I hope that Matthias won't consider
       me 'tainted' by python.

  So, Matthias: 
  Since I have not fully followed this thread and I'd like
  to learn scheme, what can I do for you? Certainly, I owe
  the open-source world a great deal debt.

  Since I own my business and am my own boss, oftentimes I can deliver
  'product' in whatever language I please, but othertimes, the client
  specifically requests a particular language (and python or perl is
  most often requested). The client ends up paying for it because I
  can code more efficiently in rebol, and it is my anticipation that
  my efficiencies would improve even more with scheme. 

Tim Johnson <tim at johnsons-web.com>

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